Residential Structure Fire 3-3-2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis (760) 705-7122

 

On March 3, 2019 at approximately 03:45 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a possible fire in the area of the 2000 block of Verde Via and dispatched a structure fire response. While responding several fire units reported a large glow and visible flames from a distance, due to the potential for the fire to spread and the threat to life and property a working fire upgrade was requested. The first arriving engine reported a single story, single family residence with a large amount of fire already burning through the roof.

Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in approximately 60 minutes. The home sustained extensive fire damage throughout the dwelling. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians as the home was unoccupied. In all 5 fire engines, 1 truck company, 1 rescue ambulance and 2 Battalion Chiefs responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A gift card was from the California Fire Foundation was provided for immediate emergency aid to the homeowner.



 



 

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